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Media Statement: 9to5 Statement on the Working Families Flexibility Act

Much like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the falsely cloaked Working Families Flexibility Act would hurt, not help, families. The Working Families Flexibility Act, a true misnomer, would in reality ensure workers have less time, less flexibility and less money.

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Media Coverage: 9to5 is on WomensRadio

Listen to 9to5 National Executive Director Linda Meric’s interview with Pat Lynch of WomensRadio on Equal Pay Day. Pay discrimination is a real and persistent problem that continues to shortchange American women. Women earn less than men in every state and region of the country. And according to 2012 statistics, the weekly earnings gap is widening for women overall.

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Blog Post: Equal Pay =

Equal pay is important to me because I want to be able to take care of myself. I recently acquired a large debt when I suddenly became ill and had to be hospitalized. If the wage gap closed, I could pay off my medical bill. To me, pay equity is a way of helping women and their families become less vulnerable to poverty and bankruptcy due to costly, unexpected events.

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Tell Us What Equal Pay Means to You!

9to5 members across the country will be uniting on April 9, 2013, to speak out about the need for equal pay for all. We will be doing outreach by getting friends, family, co-workers, and members of our communities to finish the sentence “Equal pay =…” Through sharing these photos and quotes we will be able to reach thousands of people with the message that equal pay is important.

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Media Coverage: 9to5’s Linda Meric talks with Jamila Bey about Low-Wage Working Women on the Sex, Polictics and Religion Hour

In recognition of Equal Pay Day on April 9, 2013, Linda Meric talks about the pay gap and a host of other issues affecting low-wage working women with Jamila Bey on the Sex, Politics, Religion Hour.

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Media Release: Women Allowed into Combat Jobs: But Still Fight for Equality at Home

9to5 and its allies will be protesting the pay gap that is robbing working women and their families an average of $11,000 annually. In observance of Equal Pay Day on April 9, 2013, 9to5 members are speaking out in California, Colorado, Georgia, Wisconsin and 14 other states calling for Congress to pass the federal Paycheck Fairness Act to end pay disparities.

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